Danger Close Games Morale Sinks Thanks To Medal Of Honor Critics

By Colin Tan on September 28, 2010, 9:21PM EDT
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Medal of Honor devs Danger Close Games have been affected quite negatively thanks to the controversy surrounding Medal of Honor and its playable Taliban factions, says executive producer Greg Goodwich in an interview with CVG.

"I don't understand why it came when it did but it came and it hurt. It was a morale hit and everything," he said.

"Our intentions have never been anything but honourable and this Medal of Honor game is no different than any Medal of Honor game that has come before it, in that regard, in our intent and our tone."

"But because, on a character selection screen, three of those characters were called Taliban, that caused a problem and that's what everyone focus on."

"Everything else that we'd done kind of went away and everything else that we'd talked about and they weren't looking at the entire piece and the entire message."

Since Medal of Honor enables players to take on the role of a Taliban fighter in the online multiplayer mode, many people have turned their eyes to the game with mixed feelings. The game will not be sold on any military base retailers either.

Medal of Honour hits retailers on October 12 in North America and October 15 in the UK for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC.

Source: CVG

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